Now the school provides early intervention therapy services and education and residential programs for babies, children and young people with an intellectual disability or developmental delay.
The school culture is one of peace, prayer, service, hospitality and stewardship. Its mission is to offer an individual and holistic education in a safe, non-threatening environment for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 who have been assessed with mild to moderate cognitive disability.
The underpinning philosophy of every student’s enrolment is inclusion in the wider community. This philosophy is founded on providing and maintaining an atmosphere of dignity, respect, equity, social justice and advocacy for the students entrusted in the care of the school.
The staff works collaboratively with families and carers, valuing their knowledge, input and competence as the primary educators. Together, they strive to empower students to live as independently as possible in the least restrictive and most stimulating environment.
Mater Dei is located in Camden, in the Macarthur region of NSW, about 60 kilometres south-west of Sydney.
Principal: Tony Fitzgerald
Address: 229 Macquarie Grove Road, Camden, New South Wales 2570
Ph: (02) 4655 7481
Fax: (02) 4655 9515